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The BFM-TV set before the debate between the eight main candidates in the European elections, May 27, 2024.

In the presidential camp, the occasion was bought out for days as “the tipping point” of the European election marketing campaign. This Thursday, April 25, Emmanuel Macron returned to the Sorbonne, seven years after having delivered one of many founding speeches of his first five-year time period on the way forward for the European Union. Under the gilding of the big amphitheater, an viewers of ministers and executives from the bulk wait to see him re-enchant the pro-European preferrred and eventually mild the spark that may permit this marketing campaign to take off. The head of the bulk record, Valérie Hayer, appointed by default two months earlier, suffers from a merciless lack of notoriety, and solely the Head of State appears capable of breathe life into this European marketing campaign.

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But on this eve of the bridge of the 1er-May, the French are enthusiastic about one other topic: the real-false suicide try by singer Kendji Girac. On BFM-TV, the face of the winner of the present “The Voice” occupies one of many corners of the display whereas the President of the Republic talks about “deadly Europe” Or “green reindustrialization”. Before, within the night newspapers, the press convention of the Mont-de-Marsan prosecutor on the circumstances of the tragedy partly eclipsed the efficiency of the Head of State.

The emergence of this information merchandise would solely be one instance amongst others of “current events” having “hindered” this European marketing campaign which “could never really get started”, based on the leaders of the presidential majority. The pretext above all appears to serve to cover the pitfall that the presidential camp confronted throughout these three lengthy months of marketing campaign: the wear and tear and tear of a head of state in energy for greater than seven years, with no majority within the National Assembly. and who experiences occasions. “We approach these elections with a lot of humility”warned the Elysée in February, as if to anticipate a disappointment.

“Bardella, the universal opponent who says nothing”

The exact opposite of Jordan Bardella. Confident of its dynamics, the pinnacle of the National Rally (RN) record even permits itself to snub the primary debates between the candidates. From the beginning of the marketing campaign, on the Agricultural Show on February 25, he showcased his recognition, with selfies and handshakes, whereas, the day earlier than, the pinnacle of state was welcomed beneath boos, earlier than being exfiltrated on the sidelines of a violent stampede between the police and commerce unionists from the Rural Coordination. “Bardella, the universal opponent who says nothing and who is the receptacle of anger”describes the minister accountable for Europe, Jean-Noël Barrot.

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